• The 5 Best Squat Variations for Beginners

    1 month ago - By Cathe Friedrich

    Squats are one of the best exercises for the lower body and they're an ideal exercise for improving functionality. Think about how many movements you do every day that require you to squat. When you descend into a squat, you work your quadriceps, hamstring, glutes, abdominal muscles, and calves. Even your core gets some benefit since your core muscles contract to stabilize your body as you squat. If your core didn't contract and hold tension during a squat, you'd be at a higher risk of tumbling forward.
    Despite their benefits, squats aren't a simple exercise for everyone to do. Your...
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  • 5 Ways Exercise May Lower the Risk of Cancer

    5 Ways Exercise May Lower the Risk of Cancer

    1 month ago - By Cathe Friedrich

    Exercise has positive benefits for every organ system in the human body. That should come as no surprise! We know that exercise is protective against cardiovascular disease, but what about another common health problem that befalls people as they age, cancer? According to ourworldindata.org, every sixth death is due to cancer. Can exercise lower the risk?
    Genetics impacts cancer risk, but so does lifestyle. According to the World Health Organization, 30 to 50% of cancers are preventable through lifestyle. You're probably aware that not smoking or abusing alcohol can lower your risk, but...
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